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08/10/2013

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How do you ‘feel’ God’s presence? I was running one day on the mountain in the middle of a storm. I stopped to rest and watch the driving rain. Suddenly, I had an unmistakable feeling of the closeness of the Creator. I didn’t say or hear anything, but I could feel God next to me, around me, with me.

Jesus often left the noise and distraction to spend time with his Father – even when things were crazy busy. (Mark 1v35)

Can you find a quiet space this week where the only one who has your attention is God? It really doesn’t matter as long as you’re alone with Him.

Mark 1 here: http://bit.ly/1b3vQ39
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18/09/2013

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Hey WordSpacers, you get to build our post today – and get a chance to have a photo of yours published!

Read Tim’s post from our archive below and send us an image taken by you that captures a moment from your day where worship could (or needs to!) break in.

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Here’s the post:
Do those worship songs from Sunday sound as good on Monday? A.W. Tozer said ‘You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.’ Worship Is Everything. If obedience seems unpleasant, perhaps we misunderstand God’s love. Love inspires us to obedience, and obedience shows us more of His love. When we leave the house in the morning, we don’t stop being the son, daughter, housemate, etc. that we are – the relationship remains. Worship happens everywhere we are, in everything we do. Look for unusual places today where worship can break in. #whatsupwithworship #timsmith

10/08/2013

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Can you tell what mood someone is in just by looking at their face? I can often look at a friend and tell if they are happy, or feeling down. We know that now is a bad time to ask mom or dad for something by looking at their faces. In a weird way, our faces show where we’ve been. Psalm 34v5 says ‘those who look to God for help will be radiant with joy, no shadow of shame on their faces’
Time spent with God can bring such intense joy that people see it on our faces later. Set aside some time today asking God for help, experience God’s gracious love, and let that flow through you.
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03/08/2013

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Eccl 7:8 – patience is better than pride

Which feels better: sitting down to start studying or writing the final sentence of the exam; climbing out of bed on the first day of term or leaving school on the last?
Ecclesiastes 7v8 says this: ‘The end of a matter is better than the beginning’. The most rewarding and enjoyable moments often take time and effort to achieve. That requires patience – and patience requires humility. Pride doesn’t like to wait. Pride is thinking we deserve everything we want, and right now. It takes humility to let go of our desire for instant gratification. Ask God to show you where you need more patience and less pride today.
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